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31-Aug-2018

KIEL-CANAL WAITING TIMES
Kiel-Canal, Germany

TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL OF WEATHER BUOYS TO THE SOUTH OF CHEUNG CHAU, AND SOUTHEAST OF SHA CHAU
Hong Kong

YACHT RACES BETWEEN DISCOVERY BAY AND MIDDLE ISLAND
Hong Kong

SUBMARINE CABLE REPAIR WORKS NEAR MAN KOK TSUI, LANTAU ISLAND
Hong Kong

DREDGED DEPTHS OF WATER IN KWAI TSING CONTAINER BASIN
Hong Kong

MARINE WORKS AT JUNK BAY
Hong Kong

Kiel-Canal waiting times
Friday, August 31, 2018, Kiel-Canal, Germany

According to Kiel-Canal authorities, due to repairs/maintenance works at one big lock at Brunsbuettel, waiting times at Kiel-Canal are as follow:

Kiel-Holtenau: up to 3hrs

Brunsbuttel: up to 2hrs

(For information about operations in Germany, contact GAC Hub Agency Centre’s 24/7 Port on Demand Team at POD@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Temporary withdrawal of weather buoys to the south of Cheung Chau, and southeast of Sha Chau
Friday, August 31, 2018, Hong Kong

With immediate effect the weather buoys “Weather 9” and “Weather 10” at the following positions (WGS 84 Datum) are temporarily withdrawn:

Name: Weather 9
Position: 22° 11.780’ N / 114° 02.050’ E

Name: Weather 10
Position: 22° 20.2

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.134 of 2018

50’ N / 113° 53.810’ E

Yacht Races between Discovery Bay and Middle Island
Friday, August 31, 2018, Hong Kong

Yacht races between Discovery Bay and Middle Island will take place on 1 September 2018 (Saturday) and 2 September 2018 (Sunday). About 25 sailing boats are expected to participate in the races.

The outbound trip from Discovery Bay to Middle Island will start at 1100 hours on 1 September 2018 in the vicinity of Discovery Bay. It will follow:

Route 1 – a southerly route through west of Hei Ling Chau, east of Cheung Chau, then follow a easterly route through south of Lamma Island, west of Stanley Peninsula, east of Round Island, thence to Middle Island.

The return trip from Middle Island to Discovery Bay will start at 1030 hours on 2 September 2018. It will follow:

Route 2 – a southerly route through east of Round Island, west of Stanley Peninsula, then follow a westerly route through south of Lamma Island, west of Lamma Island, thence to west of Peng Chau.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity of the race routes should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.135 of 2018

Submarine cable repair works near Man Kok Tsui, Lantau Island
Friday, August 31, 2018, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 2 months, submarine cable repair works will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22° 15.981’N / 114° 01.211’E
(B) 22° 15.808’N / 114° 01.324’E
(C) 22° 15.801’N / 114° 01.226’E
(D) 22° 15.960’N / 114° 01.121’E

The works will be carried out by one cable-laying barge. One guard boat and one tugboat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 170 metres will be established around the cable-laying barge. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind that there are divers working in the area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.133 of 2018, which supersedes Marine Department Notice No. 79 of 2018.

Dredged depths of water in Kwai Tsing Container Basin
Friday, August 31, 2018, Hong Kong

The Kwai Tsing Container Basin (KTCB), namely the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum), has been substantially dredged to a water depth of 17 metres below Chart Datum:

(A) 22° 20.893’ N / 114° 07.176’ E
(B) 22° 19.682’ N / 114° 07.586’ E
(C) 22° 19.369’ N / 114° 07.260’ E
(D) 22° 19.652’ N / 114° 06.904’ E
(E) 22° 19.852’ N / 114° 07.086’ E
(F) 22° 20.776’ N / 114° 06.773’ E

Owners, operators, masters and person-in-charge of vessels are advised to refer to the latest edition of Hong Kong Chart HK0803 and Charts for Local Vessels, or Electronic Navigational Chart, for the updated water depths in the KTCB, particularly for safety of navigation.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.136 of 2018, which supersedes Marine Department Notice No. 104 of 2003.

Marine works at Junk Bay
Friday, August 31, 2018, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for approximately 33 months at Junk Bay, marine works involving installation of temporary steel platforms, ground investigation works, and viaduct construction works will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):

(A) 22º 17.807’N 114º 15.411’ E

(B) 22º 17.734’N 114º 15.463’ E

(C) 22º 17.658’N 114º 15.420’ E

(D) 22º 17.678’N 114º 15.331’ E

(E) 22º 17.712’N 114º 15.288’ E

(F) 22º 17.735’N 114º 15.239’ E

(G) 22º 17.793’N 114º 15.277’ E

(H) 22º 17.786’N 114º 15.287’ E

(I) 22º 17.773’N 114º 15.345’ E

(J) 22º 17.781’N 114º 15.383’ E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including ten dumb lighters, two hopper barges, one dry cargo vessel, four tugboats and four work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.137 of 2018, superseding Marine Department Notice No. 115 of 2018.

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